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Top Trees of Tortworth

by WoodlandsTV ~ 25 September, 2017 ~ 6 comments

Jacob Stow (@jakeofthewoods), Director of Tortworth Forest Centre at Tortworth Arboretum, takes us on a walk through this historically and culturally rich woodland, speaking with knowledge and passion about some of the `top trees` here, such as the Giant Sequoia, Monkey Puzzle, Sweet Chestnut, Japanese Maple and Western Red Cedar as well as a range of rare and unusual Oaks. Jake shares his enjoyment of discovering, mapping and learning more about these trees. The Arboretum was first designed and planted in the 19th century and Jake explains how its originator, the 3rd Earl of Ducie, acquired many unusual and exotic plants from around the world to impress with his knowledge of trees and his social status. Today the team is keen to restore the Arboretum - looking at original records, replenishing lost trees and using viable seeds from existing trees to continue the Arboretum into the future. http://tortwortharboretum.org . An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Tony Titchen`s Tortworth Tree Talk

by WoodlandsTV ~ 2 March, 2016 ~ 6 comments

Here Tony Titchen, experienced dendrologist, takes us `tree gazing` at Tortworth Arboretum - pointing out both native species (such as the Hornbeam) and non-natives (such as the Hickory from Eastern North America). This historically and culturally rich arboretum is currently being restored for community use - it was first designed and planted in the 19th century and enjoys over 300 rare and champion trees. With his abundant knowledge and passion for his subject, Tony is an expert guide as we walk with him through this woodland wonderland. http://tortwortharboretum.org An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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